A date nail is a nail with a year stamped on its head. The year is given in terms of the last 2 digits, e.g. ’41’ represents 1941. Date nails were driven into railroad dies, bridge timbers, utility poles, mine props, and other wooden structures for record keeping purposes. Most were made of steel and measure 2 1/2" long, with 1/4" shanks. Tokens & Icons mills the shank diameter down to create a post-style cuff link. Available years range from 1930 to 1970, meaning there are some easy gift possibilities: buy a cufflink-wearing gentleman his birth year assuming he was born in those 40 years, or buy him his age assuming he’s between 30 and 70!
New Tools For Your Home Bar
We’re always looking for new ways to ratchet up our home bar techniques a notch. For presentation, we like the look of a gold cocktail pick skewering a brandied cherry in a rust-colored Manhattan. And for pure drama, we’re strong proponents of the saber, but we also enjoy the sound and fury of a three-prong ice pick shredding a berg of ice. More ideas after the jump.
Posted on July 6, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott